If your garden is full of ripe tomatoes, or if you are fond of the strawberries that accompany winter, they can be canned in the form of jams, pickles, and sauces that can last over the year. Canning is what preserves your favorite food and allows it to last longer. There are a lot of free canning recipes on the Internet that will introduce you to innovative ways of making pickles and jams.
If you are new to the entire process of canning, it is advisable to start your journey with canning recipes that are easy to make. Here are some of the free canning recipes that are quite simple.
- Pickled Peaches– Who would have thought that sweet peaches would make for amazing pickles? This simple free canning recipe requires only five ingredients- soft peaches, sugar, white vinegar, stick cinnamon, whole cloves. Boil these ingredients on a slow flame for 10 to 15 minutes till you can slice a fork through the peaches easily. Allow it to cool down, and fill it in an air-tight jar. Add a cinnamon stick to it and ensure that there’s no space for air to get in. And, your pickled peaches are ready.
- Dill Pickles– You can avail of a plethora of free canning recipes for making dill pickles on the Internet since it is quite easy to make. You will need cucumbers, fresh dill, clove garlic, dill seeds, peppercorns, horseradish, and pickle master. Mix all these ingredients in a jar and pour the hot pickle master over it. Allow it to cool and refrigerate it. This pickle will last for around 2 months if you keep it refrigerated.
- English Pickled Onions– Pickled Onions taste great with your fries and burger, and it is quite easy to make. The ingredients for this canning recipe includes onions, salt, malt vinegar, granulated sugar, bay leaves, pickling spices, etc. Sprinkle the onions with salt and add them to a jar. Mix vinegar, bay leaves, pickling spices, sugar in a pan and heat it for 10 minutes. Add this concoction to the jar with onions and seal it tightly. Store it in a cool place for 3 to 4 weeks before consuming it.
- Pickled Asparagus- For this free canning recipe, you will need asparagus, garlic, sea salt, red pepper flakes, organic dill, organic dried oregano, mustard seeds, and black peppercorns. Fill the jar with each of these ingredients except the asparagus, and pour vinegar into it after heating it slightly. Cut the bottom stem of asparagus and fit as many as you can in the jar. Heat it in the boiling water bath, and later, allow it to cool. Store it in a cool place for 2 to 3 weeks, and then, it’s ready for consuming.